Padma Lakshmi has a lovely study. But what seems to be attracting attention is not her books or her clothes but "a rather glam digital portrait of herself on her computer's desktop". A quick google search yielded reports of a raging controversy over whether or not it is okay to put portraits of yourself in the home.
(Photo by Douglas Friedman, courtesy, Harper's Bazaar)
Harper's has a Photofeature on "the model, cookbook author, actress, jewelry designer, and host of Bravo's Top Chef" who is living the single life in New York City and flying high — and not only because she has a swing in her living room. Incidentally, she apparently
"believes that her greatest asset is not her beauty, her intellect, or her indomitable gumption. Rather, it is her taste. "Whether it's my taste in food, my taste in clothes, my taste in music, furnishings, or art," she says confidently, "that is the one skill I have, and it can be applied to anything."
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